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Central Coast Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Central Coast Council area’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Central Coast Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Central Coast Council area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Central Coast Council area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Central Coast Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1140.82.19120.72.2+202
Mining7640.50.96980.51.0+66
Manufacturing8,7286.35.811,5078.88.4-2,779
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5541.10.91,8611.41.1-307
Construction15,72311.38.412,5909.67.3+3,133
Wholesale Trade3,4422.53.14,5253.54.4-1,083
Retail Trade15,49111.19.716,41712.510.3-926
Accommodation and Food Services10,5847.67.19,4857.26.7+1,099
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,2603.84.75,6844.34.9-424
Information Media and Telecommunications2,6851.92.22,6102.02.3+75
Financial and Insurance Services4,6603.34.94,1403.25.0+520
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,4331.71.82,1541.61.6+279
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,5215.48.17,1685.57.9+353
Administrative and Support Services4,9863.63.54,5053.43.3+481
Public Administration and Safety8,6986.26.08,3576.46.1+341
Education and Training10,7087.78.49,4117.27.9+1,297
Health Care and Social Assistance21,41615.312.518,59914.211.6+2,817
Arts and Recreation Services2,1271.51.51,9701.51.5+157
Other Services5,8694.23.75,3924.13.7+477
Industry not classified5,8364.24.73,0312.32.5+2,805

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 4.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: 0.8% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 6.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 11.3% Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: 2.5% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: 5.4% Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 6.2% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.2% Industry not classified, Central Coast Council area: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: +202 Mining, Central Coast Council area: +66 Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: -2,779 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: -307 Construction, Central Coast Council area: +3,133 Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: -1,083 Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: -926 Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: +1,099 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: -424 Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: +75 Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: +520 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: +279 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: +353 Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: +481 Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: +341 Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: +1,297 Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: +2,817 Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: +157 Other Services, Central Coast Council area: +477 Industry not classified, Central Coast Council area: +2,805
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Central Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (21,416 people or 15.3%)
  • Construction (15,723 people or 11.3%)
  • Retail Trade (15,491 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 52,630 people in total or 37.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.4% in Construction; and 9.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (11.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (3.3% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+3,133 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,817 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+2,805 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-2,779 resident workforce)

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